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Author(s):Song, W, and Hsu, Y
Title:Economic and noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients
Organization:General Educational Development Testing Service of the American Council on Education
Short Description:This study provides evidence through a recently released nationally representative sample of adults, the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), on the economic outcomes as well as the noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients.
Annotation:This study provides evidence through a recently released nationally representative sample of adults, the 2003 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL), on the economic outcomes as well as the noneconomic outcomes for GED credential recipients. On the economic outcomes, this study examines labor force participation, work history, weekly wage, and personal income. On the noneconomic outcomes, this study looks into political and social participation, family literacy, and health.
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Adult Students
Employment and Workforce Development
High School
High School Graduation/Dropout Prevention
Low-Income Students
Non-traditional Students
Social and Economic Benefits of College/Economic Development

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Promoting postsecondary educational success for adults and families-A practical partnership guide
The American middle class, income inequality, and the strength of our economy: New evidence in economics
State R&D and k-12 STEM Education Report Cards
Academic preparation for college in the high school senior class of 2003-04
Strengthening state policies to increase the education and skills of low-wage workers
What educators should learn from ER
Return on investment: Educational choices and demographic change in California's future
Knocking at the college door: California state report
Raising the Bar: Policy Recommendations for high school reform
Are teachers prepared for racially diverse schools? Teachers describe their preparation, resources, and practices for racially diverse schools
PISA 2006: OECD Briefing notes for the United States
A report on the status of Hispanics in education: Overcoming a history of neglect
Relationships between students' high school and middle school experiences and later completion of a Bachelor's degree
The poor and the rich: A look at economic stratification and academic performance among undergraduate students in the United States
Indiana by the numbers
State high school exit exams: Students with disabilities
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
Dual enrollment students in Florida and New York City: Postsecondary outcomes
Understanding Latino parental involvement in education: Perceptions, expectations, and recommendations
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Economic mobility of black and white families
Dropout rates in the United States: 2004
Course credit accrual and dropping out of high school
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2004
New kids on the block: Results from the Moving to Opportunity experiment
High school reform and work: Facing labor market realities
HBCU graduates: Employment, earnings, and success after college
The language of opportunity: Expanding employment prospects for adults with limited English skills
Looking to the future: Volunatary K-12 school integration
Proven benefits of early childhood interventions
Pathways to a four-year degree: The higher education story of one generation
Closing the expectations gap: 2006
Breaking through: Helping low-skilled adults enter and succeed in college and careers
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
Bridging the gap: Academic preparation and postsecondary success of first generation students
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
Focus on basics: Connecting research & practice
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
High school to college and careers: Aligning state policies
Lifelong learning accounts: Creating a partnership in lifelong learning
No Child Left Behind: State report card 2005-2006
21st century skills for 21st century jobs
Investing in America's future: Why student aid pays off for society and individuals
Locating the dropout crisis: Which high schools produce the nation’s dropouts? Where are they located? Who attends them
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2006
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
Do Current State Standards and Assessments Reflect College Readiness?: A Case Study
Program helps at-risk students succeed
Childcare and early childhood education: More information sharing and program review by HHS could enhance access for families with limited English proficiency
Giving students a chance to achieve: Getting off to a fast and successful start in grade nine
A framework and recommendations for federal action on secondary school reform
Access to success initiative
Using early-warning data to improve graduation rates: Closing cracks in the education system
Graduating America: Meeting the challenge of low-graduation rate high schools
Combat2College: Facilitating college success for combat veterans
Education and training for TANF recipients: Opportunities and challenges under the final rule
Coming to our senses: Education and the American future
Smart options: Investing the recovery funds for student success
Ten years after college: Comparing the employment experiences of 1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients with academic and career-oriented majors
Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report
A developmental perspective on college and workplace readiness
CAPE Network: Universal Encouragement Program (UEP) Guidance Assessments
Advising adult learners: The adult learning focused institution
The state of American manhood
Engaged for success: Service-learning as a tool for high school dropout prevention
Out before the game begins: Hispanic leaders talk about what's needed to bring more Hispanic youngsters into science, technology and math professions
Teacher credentials and student achievement in high school: A cross-subject analysis with student fixed effects
Apply to succeed: Ensuring community college students benefit from need-based financial aid
Improving community college success
Advancing to completion: Increasing degree attainment by improving graduation rates and closing gaps for African-American students
STEM: Good jobs now and for the future
New path to federal student aid for those with no high school diploma or GED
One year out: Findings from a national survey among members of the high school graduating class of 2010
Strategies for success in career development: The career coach curriculum guide
Community college access and affordability for occupational and nontraditional students
The relevance of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the college completion agenda
Missed opportunity: How New York can do a better job of reconnecting youth on public assistance to education and jobs
What explains trends in labor supply among U.S. undergraduates, 1970-2009?
Cornerstones of completion: State policy support for accelerated, structured pathways to college credentials and transfer
What can a multifaceted program do for community college students?
Higher education findings from a nationwide bipartisan survey of 872 respondents age 18-34
Young adult outcomes of youth exiting dependent or delinquent care in Los Angeles county
A new mission for the middle-grades: Preparing students for a changing world
Changes in postsecondary degrees below the Bachelor's: 1997-2007
Between two worlds: How young Latinos come of age in America
Insuring college failure risk
Race to the Top: Accelerating college and career readiness in states: Low-performing schools
A social capital framework for the study of institutional agents & their role in the empowerment of low-status students & youth
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: An implementation guide for school district administrators
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars program (2010 Update)
Divided we fail in LA: Improving completion and closing racial gaps in the Los Angeles community college district
The productivity argument for investing in young children
Are you gainfully employed? Setting standards for for-profit degrees
A return to the "Mexican room": The segregation of Arizona's English learners
Making the grade: Texas early college high schools prepare students for the future
Five strategies to help low-income adults and youth attain community college credentials
A sound investment: The community college dividend
The differential impact of wealth vs. income in the college-going process
High school guidance counselors: Facilitators or preemptors of social stratification in education
The broader societal benefits of higher education
Higher education's contribution to the knowledge economy
Correcting course: How we can restore the ideals of public higher education in a market-driven era
Increasing academic rigor in high schools: Stakeholder perspectives
Ready for college and ready for work: Same or different
Beyond NCLB: Fulfilling the promise to our nation's children
Reading to achieve: A governor's guide to adolescent literacy
Kids Count state-level data online
Leaving boys behind: Public high school graduation rates
College degree nearly doubles annual earnings; Indiana lags nation in attainment of bachelor's degree
Tapping America's potential: The education for innovation initiative
With diploma in hand: Hispanic high school seniors talk about their future
From the prison track to the college track: Pathways to postsecondary success for out of school youth
School-to-career and post-secondary education: Evidence from the Philadelphia educational longitudinal study
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
A state leader's action guide to 21st century skills
Building a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) agenda
Miles to go: Louisiana
Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with learning
Modeling the role of community colleges in increasing educational attainment and workforce preparedness
Vision 2020: Creating opportunity for America's next generation
Achieving the dream data notes: Outcomes of first-year persisting students
Young workers: A lost decade
The economic benefits of academic and career preparation
Web tables - profiles of students in graduate and first-professional education: 2007-08
Ups and downs: Does the American economy still promote upward mobility?
Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation
Background and supporting evidence for Adult Education for Work
ETS Policy Notes: Adult education in America
Given half a chance: The Schott 50 state report on public education and black males
What keeps good teachers in the classroom? Understanding and reducing teacher turnover
Evaluating the impact of interventions that promote successful transitions from high school
I-BEST a program integrating adult basic education and workforce training
High school mentors in brief: Findings from the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring impact study
Changes in Graduation Rates by State (Progress and Challenge Indexes)
The foreclosure generation: The long-term impact of the foreclosure crisis on Latino children and families
Barriers to college attainment: Lessons from Chicago
Early intervention program and college partnerships
The enhanced reading opportunities study: Early impact and implementation findings
Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)
States' progress toward high school restructuring
Addressing the needs of adult learners
Charter-school management organizations: Diverse strategies and diverse student impacts
Waiving away high school graduation rate accountability?
Digest of education statistics 2010, and mini-digest of education statistics 2010
Field of degree and earnings by selected employment characteristics: 2011
Most Americans see college as essential to getting a good job
One degree of separation: How young Americans who don't finish college see their chances for success
The Network on Transitions to Adulthood
High school career academies: A 40-year proven model for improving college and career readiness
Socioeconomic stratification of community college transfer access in the 1980s and 1990s: Evidence from HS&B and NELS
Deloitte 2009 education survey overview: Redefining high school as a launch pad
Bridging the gaps to success: Promising practices for promoting transfer among low-income and first generation students: An in-depth study of six exemplary community colleges in Texas
Does extending foster care beyond age 18 promote postsecondary educational attainment?
Bringing adults back to college: Designing and implementing a statewide concierge model
Profiting from health care: The role of for-profit schools in training the health care workforce
Steps to success: Analyzing milestone achievement to improve community college student outcomes
Alternative pathways to high school graduation: An international comparison
Revving the education engine: Effectively aligning education, workforce, and economic development policy
Service-learning and Hispanic students: What works in the field
New York City's Strategy for Improving High Schools: An Overview
Communities of color: A critical perspective in the Common Standards movement
Bridging the gap: An impact study of eight developmental summer bridge programs in Texas
Make me a match: Helping low-income and first generation students make good college choices
Finding your workforce: The top 25 institutions graduating Latinos in health professions and related programs by academic level
Underserved students who earn credit through prior learning assessment have higher degree completion rates and shorter time-to-degree
Breaking schools' rules: A statewide study of how school discipline relates to students' success and juvenile justice involvement
Clearing the path: Creating innovation space for serving over-age, under-credited students in competency-based pathways
Advancing civic learning and engagement in democracy: A road map and call to action
Housing costs, zoning, and access to high quality schools
Dropping out of high school: Prevalence, risk factors, and remediation strategies
Time is the enemy: The surprising truth about why today's college students aren't graduating... And what needs to change
Completing the mission: A pilot study of veteran students' progress toward degree attainment in the post 9/11 era
Freshman transition initiatives: Long term and comprehensive
Opportunities suspended: The disparate impact of disciplinary exclusion from school
The price of knowledge, vol. 4, chapter 1: The value of a degree: Education, employment and earnings in Canada
Achieving graduation for all: A governor's guide to dropout prevention and recovery
Working too hard to make the grade: How fewer work hours and more financial aid can help California community college students succeed
Raising their voices: Engaging students, teachers, and parents to help end the dropout epidemic
Comprehensive school reform: Meta-analytic evidence of black-white achievement gap narrowing
Dream vs. reality: An analysis of potential Dream Act beneficiaries
Learning communities for students in developmental reading: An impact study at Hillsborough Community College
Accounting for socioeconomic differences in delaying the transition to college
Breaking barriers: Plotting the path to academic success for school-age african-american males
College choice process of Latino undocumented students: Implications for recruitment and retention
Making the transition: Interim results of the National Guard Youth Challenge Evaluation
Does America promote mobility as well as other nations?
Educational attainment of foster youth: Achievement and graduation outcomes for children in state care
Turning points: A case study of family literacy-Community college partnerships
Credit recovery and proficiency-based credit: Maintaining high expectations while providing flexibility
From birth to college: Findings from Year 1 of a process evaluation of the University of chicago charter school model
Transforming education in America
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
School tracking and access to higher education among disadvantaged groups
Investing in education and equity: Our nation's best future
Roadmap for ensuring America's future
Forward thinking teens: The effects of college costs on adolescent risky behavior
Is college opportunity slipping away? Parents and the public voice concerns about higher education access and affordability
Outcomes of high impact practices for underserved students: A review of the literature
Education at a glance 2009: OECD indicators
Projections of education statistics to 2018
A profile of successful Pell Grant recipients: Time to Bachelor's degree and early graduate school enrollment
Taking the easy way out: How the GED testing program induces students to drop out
Ready for tomorrow: Six proven ideas to graduate and prepare more students for college and 21st-century careers
Comparative indicators of education in the United States and other G-8 countries: 2009
The real technology challenge
Noncredit enrollment in workforce education: State policies and community college practices
Advancing adults into community college programs: Data tools from Breaking Through
National Indian Education Study 2007 Part II: The educational experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades 4 and 8
Late high school dropouts: Characteristics, experiences, and changes across cohorts
Putting middle grades students on the graduation path: A policy and practice brief
Adult learners: A data and policy perspective
Cities in crisis: A special analytic report on high school graduation
America's high schools: The frontline in the battle for our economic future
Education watch Florida: Key education facts and figures 2006
The educational, social, and economic benefits of making informed and considered career decisions
Education pays update 2005: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Work-based learning and higher education: A research perspective
The education pipeline in the U.S., 1970-2000
Education pays 2004: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Statement of principals: Twenty-first century skills and the reauthorization of NCLB/ESEA
Opportunity in America: The role of education
College students working: The choice nexus
Work first, study second: Adult undergraduates who combine employment and postsecondary enrollment
Keeping America competitive: Five strategies to improve mathematics and science education
Institutional grants and baccalaureate degree attainment
U.S. student and adult performance on international assessments of educational achievement
How much does the federal government spend to promote economic mobility and for whom?
Vocational mentoring: An experience-based career mentoring program for high school juniors and seniors at risk of not graduating
College access in Indiana and the United States 2007: Improving college access and success for Indiana adults 25 and over
Financing asset building and financial education programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Adding it up: State challenges for increasing college access and success
Forging new partnerships: Adult and developmental education in community colleges
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
Academic interventions to help states meet rigorous standards: Policy options
Transfer access to elite colleges and universities in the United States: Threading the needle of the American dream
Families forgotten: Administration’s priorities put child care low on list
Is college right for your child?: How to weigh the pros and cons
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
Dead ends: The need for more pathways to graduation for overage, under-credited students in New York City
Projections of education statistics to 2016
Setting the stage for new high schools: Municipal leadership in supporting high school alternatives
A summary of career beginnings impact evaluation: Findings from a program for disadvantaged high school students
PERSIST: A comprehensive guide for student success in higher education
The Breakthrough High School project
Innovation America: A compact for postsecondary education
Educational attainment in the United States: 2003
Crucial choices: How students financial decisions affect their academic success
The role of finances in the persistence process.: A structural model
Effects of students’ middle school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor’s degree: How can school counselors make a difference?
Low educational attainments continue to penalise people in many OECD countries
Paying double: Inadequate high schools and community college remediation
The relationship of high school graduation exams to graduation rates and SAT scores
Beyond college for all: Policies and practices to improve transitions into college and jobs
The higher dropout rate of foreign-born teens: The role of schooling abroad
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing: How perceptions of costs and benefits affect access to education
Project GRAD
Promising practices: School to career and postsecondary education for foster care youth
Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG.org)
Academic pathways to college: Policies and practices of the fifty states to reach underserved students
Financing lifelong learning: Potential of and problems with individual learning accounts in three countries
Qualified teachers for at-risk schools: A national imperative
Parent power and urban school reform: The story of Mothers on the Move
Crisis or possibility? Conversations about the American high school
Stepping stones to a degree: The impact of enrollment pathways and milestones on older community college student outcomes
National Center on Education and the Economy
State education activities to support mission growth
Gallup student poll national report
The impacts of regular Upward Bound: Results from the third follow-up data collection
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE): Third Biennial Report
Graduation rate watch: Making minority student success a priority
Reaching higher with accountability (working paper)
Achievement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
Critical conditions for equity and diversity in college access: Informing policy and monitoring results
Better together: Realigning pre-college skills development programs to achieve greater academic success for adult learners
The Condition of Latinos in education: 2008 Factbook
Short sighted: How America's lack of attention to international education studies impedes improvement
Help wanted: Postsecondary education and training required
Georgia Graduation Coach Initiative
Pathways to economic mobility: Key indicators
With their whole lives ahead of them: Myths and realities about why so many students fail to finish college
Loan forgiveness and tax deduction benefits for college admission counseling professionals
College success for all: How the Hidalgo independent school district is adopting early college as a district-wide strategy
America's future: Latino child well-being in numbers and trends
Project U-turn
Do high school grade configurations affect student achievement and outcomes?
21st Century skills, education, and competitiveness: A resource and policy guide
The condition of education in brief: 2005
Easy come - EZ-GO: A federal role in removing jurisdictional impediments to college education
From GED to college degree: Creating pathways to postsecondary success for high school dropouts
Projections of education statistics to 2019
Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic (March 2011 Update)
Promoting full-time attendance among adults in community college: Early impacts from the performance-based scholarship demonstration in New York
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis
Midwest evaluation of the adult functioning of former foster youth
Creating the workforce of the future: The STEM interest and proficiency challenge
America's youth: Transitions to adulthood
The American freshman: National norms fall 2011
SREB State progress reports 2012
Reawakening the dream deferred: Can comprehensive intervention programs increase college awareness among at-risk students?
The College Match Program
Employment experience of youths: Results from a longitudinal survey
An extreme degree of difficulty: The educational demographics of urban neighborhood high schools
Trends in high school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 1972-2008
The effects of grade retention on high school completion
Transforming the high school experience: How New York City's new small schools are boosting student achievement and graduation rates
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
Improving education through collaboration: A case study of the Long Beach seamless education partnership
Understanding the K-12 common core standards in English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects
The 'bottom' seventy percent: What America's elite institutions of higher learning owe to everyone else
Postsecondary educational trajectories of urban youth: Addressing vulnerabilities and barriers to enrollment and persistence
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
California Dropout Research Project (CDRP)
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: Supplement to the analysts' guide
Family factors and student outcomes
Graduated success: Sustainable economic opportunity through one- and two-year credentials
Complexity in college admission: The barriers between aspiration and enrollment for lower-income students
The missing "one-offs": The hidden supply of high achieving, low-income students
Testing the impact of Higher Achivement's year-round out-of-school-time program on academic outcomes
Calculating the economic value of increasing college credentials by 2025: United States
Diverse charter schools: Can racial and socioeconomic integration promote better outcomes for students?
Reclaiming the American Dream: Community colleges and the nation's future: A report from the 21st century commission on the future of community colleges
What we know about dual enrollment
Tying funding to community college outcomes: Models, tools, and recommendations for states
Adult college completion toolkit
Business resources for a college- and career-ready America
Students and teachers talk about school reform and student engagement
Driving innovation from the middle: Middle-skill jobs in the American South's economy
The competition that really matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian investments in the next-generation workforce
Dropout prevention services and programs in public school districts: 2010-11
Using community colleges to build a STEM-skilled workforce
Resisters, rejectors, and ridas: How to make urban schools work for disengaged students and critically conscious teachers
Trends in student aid 2011
Performance-based scholarships: Emerging findings from a national demonstration
The global gender gap index: 2011
Does more money matter? An introduction to the performance-based scholarship demonstration in California
Young, underemployed, and optimistic: Coming of age, slowly, in a tough economy
One dream, two realities: Perspectives of parents on America's high schools
California District Report Cards
Accelerating college knowledge: Examining the feasibility of a targeted early commitment Pell Grant program
The economic benefits of postsecondary degrees: A state and national level analysis
Men of color: Ensuring the academic success of Latinos in higher education
The price of knowledge: Access and student finance in Canada -- Third edition
Common Standards: The Time Is Now
Keeping students enrolled: How community colleges are boosting financial resources for their students
Steps taken on the path forward
Return on educational investment: A district-by-district evaluation of U.S. educational productivity
New approaches to improving college access, persistence, and success: Three exemplary postsecondary opportunity programs
The college completion agenda: 2010 progress report
No time to waste: Policy recommendations for increasing college completion
Transfer access from community colleges and the distribution of elite higher education
A penny saved is mobility earned: Advancing economic mobility through savings
Conditional cash transfers and college persistence: Evidence from a randomized need-based grant program
A crucible moment: College learning & democracy's future
Gains and gaps: Changing inequality in U.S. college entry and completion
Challenging success: Can college degree completion be increased as states cut budgets?
High school dual enrollment programs: Are we fast-tracking students too fast?
Sealing the gaps: Supporting low-income, first-generation students at four-year institutions in Texas post-transfer
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Full Report)
How students are making it: Perspectives on getting through college from recent graduates of the Boston Public Schools (Short Version)
High school longitudinal study of 2009: A first look at fall 2009 ninth-graders parents', teachers, school counselors, and school administrators
Forging new pathways: The impact of the breaking through initiative in michigan
Are the sleeping giants awake? Non-profit universities enter online education at scale
Career and technical education: Five ways that pay along the way to the B.A.
The role of Pell Grants in access, persistence and completion
Findings from the early college high school initiative: A look at best practices and lessons learned regarding a dual enrollment program
New Hampshire's multi-tiered approach to dropout prevention
Earnings by attainment
Programs at higher education institutions for disadvantaged precollege students
Reenrollment of high school dropouts in a large, urban school district
National evaluation of GEAR UP: A summary of the first two years
Second to none in attainment, discovery, and innovation: The national agenda for higher education
Raising graduation rates: A series of data briefs: Progress toward increasing national and state graduation rates
Why have college completion rates declined? An analysis of changing student preparation and collegiate resources
A matter of trust: Ten key insights from recent public opinion research on attitudes about education among Hispanic parents
Meeting the invention challenge
Grad nation: A guidebook to help cities tackle the dropout crisis
Science and engineering indicators 2008: State data tool
America's forgotten middle-skill jobs: Education and training requirements in the next decade and beyond
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Developing early warning systems to identify potential high school dropout
Wealth mobility and volatility in black and white
15 Effective strategies for dropout prevention
The case to adopt common college- and career-ready standards (state cards)
A portrait of low-income young adults in education
College readiness and high school-to-college success
Rewarding progress, reducing debt: Early results from Ohio's performance-based scholarship demonstration for low-income parents
The heart of student success: Teaching, learning, and college completion
Getting what we pay for: State community college funding strategies that benefit low-income, lower-skilled students
A gathering force: A survey of two cohorts of Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholars
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
A call to action: Why America must innovate
Is more better? The impact of postsecondary education on the social and economic well-being of American society
The career pathways how-to guide
Interventions for helping students at risk of dropping out of school
Nontraditional undergraduates
A voice from the middle
Opening doors to earning credentials: Changing courses - Instructional innovations that help low income students succeed in community college
Narrowing the gaps in educational attainment: A policymaker's guide for assessing and responding to needs for community college services
Action plan: Business/Community leaders
College readiness crisis spurs call for change by ACT in nation's core high school curriculum
Rethinking high school graduation rates and trends
Critical postsecondary education issues in Indiana
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Federal requirements for homeschoolers seeking college admission and financial aid
Talent Development High Schools
Georgia's HOPE scholarship and minority and low-income students: Program effects and proposed reforms
Quality Counts 2007: State Highlights Reports
Increasing success for underserved students: Redesigning introductory courses
Mississippi's mandate: How investment in education pays off in Mississippi
Foundation for excellent schools
Gender gap grows
Equality and education, A Century Foundation project
Enhancing high school reform: Lessons from site visits to four cities
Beyond empty promises: Policies to improve transitions into colleges and jobs
Persistence and attainment of beginning students with Pell Grants
Learning to earn
The investment payoff: A 50 state analysis of the public and private benefits of higher education.
Paying for college: The rising cost of higher education
The college ladder: Linking secondary and postsecondary education for success for all students
A grounded theory of adult student persistence
Toward reduced poverty across generations: Early findings from New York City's conditional cash transfer program
NOSCA's eight components of college and career readiness counseling: Elementary school counselor's guide
Unconventional wisdom: A profile of the graduates of early college high school
Optimism, college major, and post-secondary dropout
Pursuing the American Dream: Economic mobility across generations
Housing wealth and higher education: Building a foundation for economic mobility
A new paradigm for economic development: How higher education insitutions are working to revitalize their regional and state economies
Helping former foster youth graduate from college: Campus support programs in California and Washington state
Reality check: Hispanic-serving institutions on the Texas border strategzing financial aid
College for all?
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
Housing policy is school policy: Economically integrative housing promotes academic success in Montgomery County, Maryland
Major differences: Explaining student engagement by field of study: Annual results 2010
Grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic
Do institutions respond asymmetrically to changes in state need- and merit-based aid?
Conducting a scan of your college access and success system: Why it matters, how to do it, how to use it
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
This school works for me: Creating choices to boost student achievement: A guide for America's leaders
College enrollment hits an all-time high, fueled by community college surge
Summer bridge programs: Helping eighth-grade students successfully transition to high school
Survey of Canadian career college students, phase III: Graduate survey
State HIgher Education Finance 2011
The state of young America: Economic barriers to the American dream
The effect of housing wealth on college choice: Evidence from the housing boom
It's a matter of time: Low-income students and community colleges
The Adult Education and Economic Growth Act: Toward a modern adult education system and a more educated workforce
Trends in Chicago's schools across three eras of reform: Full report
Labor market returns to sub-baccalaureate credentials: How much does a community college degree or certificate pay?
Does race matter in educational diversity? A legal and empirical analysis
Development, discouragement, or diversion? New evidence on the effects of college remediation
Overcoming the poverty challenge to enable college and career readiness for all: The crucial role of student supports
Expanded learning opportunities: A more comprehensive approach to preparing high school students for college and a career
Women see value and benefits of college; Men lag on both fronts, survey finds
Racial gaps in early childhood: Socio-emotional health, development, and educational outcomes among African-American males
Making the move: Transition strategies at California schools with high graduation rates
State high school tests: Changes in state policies and the impact of the college and career readiness movement
Debt to degree: A new way of measuring college success
Helping students get back on track: What federal policymakers can learn from New York City's multiple pathways to graduation initiative
Engineering solutions to the national crisis in literacy: How to make good on the promise of common core state standards
2012: Closing the expectations gap: 50-state progress report on the alignment of K-12 policies and practice with the demands of college and careers
The for-profit postsecondary school sector: Nimble critters or agile predators?
Hearing on non-traditional students
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Every student counts: The case for graduation rate accountability
The transformative individual school counseling model: An accountability model for urban school counselors
Orphan Foundation of America
See Forever Foundation
Emerging evidence on improving high school graduation and improvement rates: The effects of four popular improvement programs
On ramp to college: A state policymaker's guide to dual enrollment
Big ideas: Dropout prevention strategies: Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity 1992-2022
A developmental perspective on workplace readiness: Preparing high school students for success
Youth transition funders group
Noncognitive assessment and college success: The case of the Gates Millennium Scholars
Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL)
Back to College (Back2College)
Bringing off-track youth into the center of high school reform: Lessons and tools from leading communities
Evidence-based dropout prevention programs
Recommendations for incorporating postsecondary and workforce data into statewide longitudinal data systems
The Everyone Graduates Center
A new goal for America's high schools: College preparation for all
The 2008 Brown Center report on American education: How well are American students learning
The misplaced math student: Lost in eighth-grade Algebra
Education pays 2007: The benefits of higher education for individuals and society
Focus on dropout factories: Associated press article spotlights low-performing high schools, draws criticism from many school officials
Opening the door to the American Dream: Increasing higher education access and success for immigrants
Realizing the college dream (English and Spanish versions)
Cómo obtener su GED (How to obtain your GED)
College affordability for students from low and lower-middle income families
Quality counts 2008
Encouraging girls in math and science
College of Adult and Professional Studies
Setting the stage: Adults in Higher Education
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
Who's left behind? Immigrant children in high and low LEP schools
Measuring up internationally: Developing skills and knowledge for the global economy
High school dropouts in America
Encouraging news for college bound foster youth
Public high school graduation and college-readiness rates: 1991-2002
Appropriate use of high stakes testing in our schools: How should student learning and achievement be measured
Negotiating their futures: Ethnographic research informing K-16 college policies and practices through urban youth’s eyes
What's at stake? The social and economic benefits of higher education
Increasing the preparedness of at-risk students
Colorado Reports
Education watch Alabama: Key education facts and figures 2004
A test of leadership: Charting the future of U.S. higher education
Career development interventions and academic self-efficacy: A pilot study
The effects of students' middle-school and high school experiences on completion of the bachelor's degree: How can school counselors make a difference
Does implementing a research based school counseling curriculum enhance student achievement
Catching the Dream
1992-93 Bachelor's degree recipients and their opinions about education in 2003
Collaborative efforts in student retention: A snapshot of best practices across the nation
2002 State new economy index
Grants for students: What they do, why they work
State higher education finance: FY 2004
Increasing rates of school completion: Moving from policy and research to practice
Lesser and greater expectations: The wasted senior year and college-level study in high school
An action agenda for improving America's high schools
Career planning: Students need help starting early and staying focused
Pacific Islanders lagging behind in higher educational attainment
Revelations and recommendations: The 2000 HSF Hispanic education study
Paying back, not giving back: Student debt's negative influence on public service career opportunities
Career pathways: Aligning public resources to support individual and regional economic advancement in the knowledge economy
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
The community college as a nexus for workforce transitions: A critical essay
The seventh generation: Native students speak about finding the good path
Career advancement for low-income workers through community college and community-based organization partnerships
Economic diversity on campus
Achievement trap: How America is failing millions of high-achieving students from lower-income families
Postsecondary success begins with high school preparation
Database of 21st century skills assessments
School Redesign Network
Learning in a new key
Bridge program planning guide
Event Dropout Rates for Public School Students in grades 9-12: 2002-3 and 2003-4
The relationship between advanced placement and college graduation
From cradle to career: Connecting American education from birth through adulthood; Alabama state report
Opening doors: Students’ perspectives on juggling work, family, and college
Unmasking the effects of student engagement on college grades and persistence
A commitment to America's future: Responding to the crisis in mathematics and science education
Waiting for Sputnik: Basic research and strategic competition
Engaging students, challenging the odds
Closing the expectations gap, 2008
Diplomas and dropouts: Which colleges actually graduate their students (and which don't)
High schools as launch pads: How college-going culture improves graduation rates in low-income high schools
Annotated bibliography: Adult learning in focus: National and state data report
Removing the roadblocks: Fair college opportunities for all California students
Education and economic mobility
Condition of education 2002: Special analysis, nontraditional undergraduates
No county left behind: The persistence of educational deprivation in Indiana
Do support services at community colleges encourage success or reproduce disadvantage?
The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) program: Six states' experiences
Guidance and career counselor's toolkit: Advising high school students with disabilities on postsecondary options
State approaches to more reliable and uniform dropout and graduation data
Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
Turning it around: A collective effort to understand and resolve Philadelphia's dropout crisis
Making high school students into "college material"
More guidance, better results? Three-year effects of an enhanced student services program at two community colleges
Educational Policy Improvement Center
ABE career connections: A manual for integrating Adult Basic Education into Career Pathways
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
The schools teachers leave: Workforce mobility in Chicago public schools
A critical mission: Making adolescent reading an immediate priority in SREB states
Who borrows most? Bachelor's degree recipients with high levels of student debt
Partnerships for public purposes: Engaging higher education in societal challenges of the 21st Century
National study of student support services. Third-year longitudinal study results and program implementation study update
College For Every Student
10 New higher education ideas for a new Congress
Four steps to finishing first in higher education: A guide for state policymakers
Measuring nontraditional student success: An imperative for colleges and universities
Reducing dropout rates through expanded learning opportunities
Understanding the working college student
Capacity building to diversify STEM: Realizing potential among HBCUs
Promising practices supporting low-income, first-generation students at DeVry University
Best practices in statewide articulation and transfer systems
The facts: Postsecondary access and success
Calculating cost-return for investments in students success
Removing roadblocks to rigor: Linking academic and social supports to ensure college readiness and success: Executive summary
Higher education budgets and the global recession
Giving students extra support to meet standards in challenging academic and career courses
Reading on grade level in the third grade: How is it related to high school performance and college enrollment
The quality imperative: A state guide to achieving the promise of extended learning opportunities
Schools without diversity: Education management organizations, charter schools, and the demographic stratification of the American school system
Academic competitiveness and national SMART grant programs: First-year lessons learned
Degree completion beyond institutional borders: Responding to the new reality of mobile and non-traditional learners
Dual enrollment: A strategy for educational advancement of all students
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 Kids Count Data Book: State Profiles
Help wanted: Projections of jobs and education requirements through 2018
Meeting the challenge: The role of school leaders in turning around the lowest-performing high schools
Retaining students in grade: A literature review of the effects of retention on students' academic and nonacademic outcomes
Denied? The impact of student debt on the ability to buy a house
Compendium of practices to increase Latino college completion 2012: Profiles of organizational efforts
What works for Latino student success in higher education: 2012 Compendium, profiles of selected programs
Hiring and higher education: Business executives talk about the costs and benefits of college
The importance of being in school: A report on absenteeism in the nation's public schools
Cheap for whom? How much education costs taxpayers
Strong support, low awareness: Public perception of the common core state standards
The CollegeKeys Compact: Getting into college: A cross-cohort examination of college preparations by lower-SES students
Meeting the STEM workforce challenge: Leveraging higher education's untapped potential to prepare tomorrow's STEM workforce
From remediation to acceleration: Early lessons from two Philadelphia back on track schools
Trends in high school dropout and completion rates in the United States: 1972-2009
The future of the US workforce: A survey of hiring practices across industries
Gender inequalities in education
A phenomenological study of high school counselor advocacy as it relates to the college access of underrepresented students